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Elia Bescotti

Elia Bescotti, italian, born in 1993, double degree student in International Relations at the School of Political Sciences "Cesare Alfieri" of the University of Florence and in World Politics at MGIMO. Keen on geopolitics and security dynamics, his main area of interest involves Eastern Europe and the Post-Soviet space, with particular focus on the dimension of conflicts and separatism and the integration processes ongoing in the former socialist block.

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May 2, 2018

“Turkey, Azerbaijan… what are you waiting for?” Serious or not, these were words appeared on a Facebook comment some days ago, in relation to the tense climate of protests ongoing in Armenia. The reference is clear: the comment is related to the…

February 8, 2018

Secession is a “much contested concept.”[1] Its definition depends, on the one hand, by the field of research in which it has been analysed: there are defining attempts under, for instance, the juridical, philosophical and political point of view…

January 10, 2018

The advent of the era of globalisation has brought with itself several collateral effects, among which we can find the fragmentation phenomena. Generally speaking, we define as fragmentation a condition where the actors of the international system…

April 27, 2017

-    Universities websites: a business ticket for the countries Attracting students from all over the world can be a useful and successful way to gain prestige among the other countries and, to some extents, it can be one of the foreign policy…

April 24, 2017

The rising of jihadism in the Balkans represents a big security problem for all the European and Mediterranean community: different estimations show that Bosnia Herzegovina and Kosovo are two of the main centers of recruitment of foreign fighters…

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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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